Yes, No, or Maybe?

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Yes, No, or Maybe?
Light novel
Written byMichi Ichiho
Illustrated byLala Takemiya
Published byShinshokan
English publisherSeven Seas Entertainment
ImprintDear+ Bunko
MagazineShōsetsu Dear+
Original runNovember 2014 – present
Volumes3 + 2 spin-offs
Anime television series
Produced byTomoyuki Morikawa
Original run TBA – present

Yes, No, or Maybe? (イエスかノーか半分か, Iesu ka Nō ka Hanbun ka) is a Japanese yaoi light novel series written by Michi Ichiho and illustrated by Lala Takemiya. The stories are serialized in the quarterly magazine Shōsetsu Dear+ since 2013. Shinshokan have published three volumes, three side stories, and two spin-off volumes since November 2014 under their Dear+ Bunko imprint.


Kei Kunieda, a popular TV host, is known for his professional behavior, but his behavior is the opposite in private. One day, Ushio Tsuzuki, a stop-motion animator, discovers his off-camera personality when they run into each other at the grocery store. Kei tries to keep Ushio quiet about his secret, as Ushio comes to love him for who he truly is.[1]


Light novels

On February 21, 2020, Seven Seas Entertainment announced they had licensed the series in English for North American release.[1]

No.TitleJapanese releaseEnglish release
1Yes, No, or Maybe?
Iesu ka Nō ka Hanbun ka (イエスかノーか半分か)
November 8, 2014 (2014-11-08)[2]
ISBN 978-4-40352-364-9
October 6, 2020 (2020-10-06)[3]
ISBN 978-1-64505-866-3
2Sekai no Mannaka: Iesu ka Nō ka Hanbun ka (世界のまんなか~イエスかノーか半分か~)June 10, 2015 (2015-06-10)[4]
ISBN 978-4-403-52377-9
3O-uchi no Arika: Iesu ka Nō ka Hanbun ka (おうちのありか ~イエスかノーか半分か~)June 30, 2016 (2016-06-30)[5]
ISBN 978-4-403-52402-8

Side stories

No.TitleJapanese releaseEnglish release
1Yokogao to Niji: Iesu ka Nō ka Hanbun ka Bangai-hen (横顔と虹彩 ~イエスかノーか半分か 番外篇~)February 10, 2017 (2017-02-10)
ISBN 978-4403524165
2Koigateki to Niji: Iesu ka Nō ka Hanbun ka Bangai-hen (恋敵と虹彩~イエスかノーか半分か番外篇~)August 10, 2018 (2018-08-10)
ISBN 978-4403524578
3Fusai de: Iesu ka Nō ka Hanbun ka Bangai-hen (ふさいで~イエスかノーか半分か番外篇~)December 12, 2018 (2018-12-12)
ISBN 978-4403524714


No.TitleJapanese releaseEnglish release
1Off Air: Iesu ka Nō ka Hanbun ka (OFF AIR~イエスかノーか半分か~)August 29, 2017 (2017-08-29)[6]
ISBN 978-4-403-22115-6
2Off AirOctober 31, 2019 (2019-10-31)[7]
ISBN 978-4-403-22129-3


An anime adaptation was announced in 2019.[8] In December 2019, Tomoyuki Morikawa announced at BL Fes!! that he is producing the series.[9]


The light novel series ranked first in 2016, 2018, and 2019 and second in 2017 in Next Books's annual light novel guide book Kono BL ga Yabai!, in the novel category. The series also ranked third in the Yomiuri Shimbun's Sugoi Japan Award in 2017, in the light novel category.[10]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Mateo, Alex (2020-02-21). "Seven Seas Licenses Cutie and the Beast, Blue Giant Manga, 'Yes, No, or Maybe?' Light Novels". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2020-02-21.
  2. "イエスかノーか半分か". Shinshokan (in 日本語). Retrieved 2020-06-27.
  3. "Book: Yes, No, or Maybe? (Light Novel)". Seven Seas Entertainment. Retrieved 2020-06-27.
  4. "世界のまんなか". Shinshokan (in 日本語). Retrieved 2020-06-27.
  5. "おうちのありか". Shinshokan (in 日本語). Retrieved 2020-06-27.
  6. "OFF AIR ~イエスかノーか半分か~". Shinshokan (in 日本語). Retrieved 2020-06-27.
  7. "OFF AIR (2)". Shinshokan (in 日本語). Retrieved 2020-06-27.
  8. Pineda, Rafael Antonio (October 31, 2019). "Yes ka No ka Hanbun ka Boys-Love Novel Series Gets Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 31, 2019.
  9. "森川智之がチェアマンのBL祭!紅蓮ナオミ作品や「イエスかノーか半分か」アニメ版上映". Natalie (in 日本語). 2019-12-10. Retrieved 2020-06-25.
  10. "Re:ZERO, My Hero Academia Top Sugoi Japan Awards 2017 Results". Anime News Network. March 16, 2017. Retrieved October 31, 2019.

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